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  1. Revealing the Hidden Landscape of the Brecks

    Revealing the Hidden Landscape of the Brecks

    LiDAR (light detection and ranging) is a relatively new method of surveying landscapes in great detail.  It involves flying over a landscape and sending down laser pulses – the time taken for a laser pulse to be reflected back builds up a 3D …

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  2. Flint Panels Rescued

    Flint Panels Rescued

    The Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership team was made aware of the existence of the Brandon Library flint murals as a result of research carried out by BNG Flint in the Brecks project being delivered by the Breckland Society. The panels were …

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  3. BioBlitz 2015

    BioBlitz 2015

    On Sunday 11th October, Brandon Country Park was full of people recording all the wildlife species they could find and a total of 226 species were recorded over the course of the event. Here is the results page for Bioblitz on the Norfolk …

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  4. Voices from the Brecks - Read online!

    Voices from the Brecks - Read online!

    The Sandlines poetry project is finished, and the wonderful poems written during the workshops were made into a beautiful limited edition pamphlet. Now, it's available for everyone to read online!   The poems in Voices from the Brecks celebrate in …

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  5. Unlocking the secret lives of some of the most iconic birds in the Brecks.

    Unlocking the secret lives of some of the most iconic birds in the Brecks.

    This year some of the most elusive birds found in the Brecks have been caught on camera through a unique Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership project; Wings over the Brecks.   The project, run in partnership with the Forestry Commission, …

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  6. It's the pits: Archaeological training at West Stow.

    It's the pits: Archaeological training at West Stow.

    The latest training session to be delivered as part of the Discovering the Archaeological Landscape of the Brecks project concerned the excavation of archaeological test-pits. Between 21st and 24th July, fifty volunteers joined experts from the …

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  7. Booking Now for Brecks Building Skills Workshops

    Booking Now for  Brecks Building Skills Workshops

    Booking has now opened for the next series of Brecks Building Skills Workshops, to be held at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village and delivered by Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre CIC. One of the first of Breaking New Ground's projects, Brecks …

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  8. Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow Need YOU!

    Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow Need YOU!

    Another call from Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow for volunteers to help record Breckland's unique biodiversity. Can you help? This is a great opportunity to find out more more about the Brecks and learn recording skills. More informatiopin about …

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  9. Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow - Call for Volunteers

    Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow - Call for Volunteers

    Help us build a picture of wildlife in the Brecks   Are you interested in monitoring wildlife?  Live close to the Brecks or visit regularly?     Norfolk’s Environmental Records Centre (Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service - NBIS) is …

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  10. Return of the Pool Frog

    Return of the Pool Frog

    Exciting news from our Pingos and Pool Frogs project! For the first time in 20 years, rare Northern Pool Frogs have been re-introduced to Breckland pingos on Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Thompson Common, its last known native site. This frog was once …

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